By Gregg Heid
Special to The PREVIEW
The Pagosa Springs Photography Club will hold its January meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.
Join us for socializing at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:30 p.m. The Photography Club normally meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the fellowship room of the Methodist Church.
The January Photography Club meeting will feature longtime member Bob Green. He will be doing a presentation on “Getting it Right in the Camera.”
The three creative disciplines of photography are vision, capture technique and post-processing (manipulating the digital file to enhance the image). “Getting it Right in the Camera” will devote 90 percent of the time to capture technique and 10 percent to post-processing, with the goal of providing a blueprint for producing the best exposed and sharpest images.
The talk will be illustrated with camera LCD displays and explicit instructions for setting various features on a Nikon DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. Most other DSLRs will have the same functional settings, perhaps with slightly different labels. Many newer model fixed-lens cameras, commonly known as point-and-shoot cameras, will also have many of the same capabilities as DSLRs.
DLSR or point-and-shoot, the audience should come away with a better understanding of the digital photographic process from a technical standpoint and how to make better images by optimizing your camera’s settings.
Members can bring 10-12 pictures on a flash drive you would like us to view and critique after his presentation. Longtime photographers and those just starting out are welcome.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact our president, Andy Butler, at (512) 581-1470.
By Gregg Heid